This mismatch was unrelated to 12-step attendance at 6 and 12 months, or to percentage of days abstinent
During detoxification treatment, two of the patients stopped smoking too giving an incidence of 10 non-smokers and 20 smokers in the abstinent
Users who were considered abstinent
at the time of interview were defined as not having used heroin for at least the previous 4 weeks.
The generic product is indicated for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence who are abstinent
at treatment initiation.
Because the nine percent of each group who succeeded in remaining abstinent
for three months were not compared to a group of smokers receiving no advice, "It's a pretty tough test," Mason said, "as we are really only testing the tailoring and not so much the content of the advice.
The information on patients with COPD summarizes the results of a 52-week study of 460 patients, aged 35 years and older with mild to moderate COPD, that found that treatment with varenicline, 1 mg twice daily for 12 weeks, was more effective in helping these patients quit smoking and stay abstinent
for as long as 1 year, when compared to placebo.
In fact, no significant difference was found between the self-reported abstinent
group and the self-reported sexually active group in the rate of these new infections at any of the time points.
The study found that people who were readmitted for treatment in the first six months after beginning treatment were more likely to remain abstinent
, while those readmitted after six months were less likely to continue to abstain from substance use.
Kit Yeng Ho, spokeswoman for Gwalia, said: "If an individual is unable to remain abstinent
, even with the support offered by staff, it may sometimes be necessary for them to leave the scheme.
The number of potential predictor variables was reduced by testing for statistical significant differences between baseline characteristics of abstinent
and nonabstinent participants at six months of treatment follow-up using [chi square] tests for categorical variables and independent t tests for continuous variables.
Given the heterogeneous nature of the problems related to substance abuse, a range of different predictor variables could explain why patients remain abstinent
or not during the treatment and at subsequent follow-ups (Levy 2008).
Based on biochemical or proxy confirmation, 20% of the participants in the hypnosis group were abstinent
at 12 months compared with 14% of the behavioral group.
The sample consisted of (i) the abstinent
group consisting of 30 patients of alcohol/opioid dependence who following treatment for their condition had managed to remain abstinent
for a minimum period of 6 months and (ii) the relapsed group consisting of 30 patients of alcohol/opioid dependence who following treatment for their condition had maintained in a remitted state for at least two weeks, but had then relapsed within the next 6 months.
As a 15-year-old in Lubbock, Texas, she's pledged to be abstinent
until marriage, but when she discovers that her town has some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs, she becomes an advocate for real sex education, and her views change on everything from sexual orientation to abortion.
Summary: Pfizer Inc today announced the results of a study that included 714 adult patients (ages 35-75 years), and found that 47 percent of smokers with a history of cardiovascular disease who took ChampixA (Varenicline) were able to quit smoking and remain abstinent
during the last four weeks of treatment (weeks 9-12) compared with just 13.